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ERIC Number: EJ1046427
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1553-541X
Measuring Academic Tenacity: New Visions for Public Schools
Carrano, Jared
Voices in Urban Education, n38 p12-16 Fall 2013
Over the past three years, the College Readiness Indicator Systems (CRIS) project has afforded New Visions for Public Schools an opportunity to reflect upon their college readiness systems and practices. Through their involvement in the project, they have been able to explore various strategies for ensuring that their students graduate from high school ready for college and careers. Given the growing recognition in both the academic literature and policy circles of the importance of students' noncognitive skills development (known as "academic tenacity" by the CRIS project) for college and career readiness, New Visions has been interested in finding ways to measure--and to incorporate such measures--into their college-readiness metric. This article describes how the CRIS project enabled them to focus on this increasingly important work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
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